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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Nov 12, 2006 12:10pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow downloads

"Has the traffic really gotten that much higher?"

Yes. The amount of traffic / bandwidth the archive.org servers handle is unbelieveable. It isn't just the Live Music Archive .. there are dozens of other audio collections, movie collections, etc that all take up huge amounts of pipe-space.

"Maybe we can all chip in some $ to enable the hosts to upgrade the servers or whatever it takes to keep downloading at current speeds or faster."

This is always a great idea. Very few people who download / use this site for free give back in monetary ways. Feel free to give what you feel is fair back to the archive.org project here:

http://www.archive.org/donate/index.php

"Hey - maybe a paid subscription could even get the GD soundboards back up (though I'm sure most of the hardcore heads already have all the best ones and are copying them for their friends)."

I wouldn't hold your breath. the decision to have GD soundboards for streaming only came from GDP. It was not related to the level of funding archive.org has.

Enjoy the bandwidth! I wouldn't worry about it getting down to "dial-up speed". archive.org is always trying to keep up with demand and appropriate bandwidth. I wouldn't worry about it, there will always be more. and if not, the show download takes 2 days instead of 1. is that really that bad?

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Nov 13, 2006 12:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow downloads

Not all DSL services are alike. The entry level AT&T/Yahoo connection ($14.95) downloads at around 30-40 kbs per second. I get much beter results using their elite level ($30.00) here, which can DL between 300-600 kbs per second at off peak hours.

Streaming of the Grateful Dead archives and FM radio broadcasts are almost flawles. Forget it with a 56k dial up connection. In that case, stick with downloading the mp3 files, unless you wanna wait an hour, just to hear two minutes of tuning and talk before the set opener.

We might as well just forget about those GD SBDs here. They won't be back, after that ten year contract with Rhino Records turned the rights over to a WB subsidiary became a reality a few weeks ago. Heads will have to be happy trading with friends and obtaining the music from other sources...



This post was modified by cousinkix1953 on 2006-11-13 08:23:24